Neuroscience Graduate Program at UCSF
Neuroscience Courses 2010 - 2011
Year Long Courses
NS221: Current Topics in Neuroscience
Students will read and discuss papers related to the current week’s formal Neuroscience Seminar series, attend the seminar, and meet with the speaker.
Directors: Linda Noble, email: Linda.email@example.com and
Ying-Hui Fui, email: Ying-Hui.Fu@ucsf.edu
Offered: Every year
Schedule: Follows selected seminar speakers’ schedules. Class meets twice a week 5:30-7:30pm on Tuesdays and 9-10am on Fridays for each selected speaker. Approximately 10 speakers selected per year. Entire schedule coming soon.
Note: This is a year-long course. Students who wish to take in must sign up for it in the fall, winter and spring quarters (starting in the fall quarter).
Courses by Semester
NS201A: Basic Concepts in Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
An interdisciplinary introduction to fundamental aspects of nervous system function. The course emphasizes the ionic and molecular basis of excitability, synaptic transmission and signal transduction.
Directors: Jenny LaVail, email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Jeffry Lansman, email: email@example.com; Eric Huang, email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Loren Frank, email: email@example.com
Offered: Every fall
Schedule: 9-11am, 3 times per week.
NS201B: Basic Concepts in Systems Neuroscience
Introduction to fundamental aspects of nervous system development, including neural determination, axon guidance, and neuron-target interactions, and overview of basics of integrative neural function, including sensory, motor and limbic systems, and computational neuroscience.
Director: Michael Brainard, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Eric Huang, email: email@example.com
Offered: Every Winter
Schedule: 9-11am, 3 days/week. Particial schedule now available.
NS245: Behavioral Neuroscience
Lectures and discussion of primary research concerning the neural basis of behavior. Topics will include basic concepts of learning and neuroethology with examples from vertebrate and invertebrate systems. A comparative approach will be taken to understanding psychological constructs such as motivation, emotion and decision-making. Emphasis will be placed on neural circuit analysis of behaviors such as singing, drug self-administration, and conditioned fear.
Director: Patricia Janak and Linda Wilbrecht
Offered: Every three years.
Schedule: Mondays and Wednesdays 3pm-5pm. (some changes to schedule due to UCSF Holidays.
NS219: Topics in Basic or Translational Neuroscience (Mini Courses)
Info for each course will be listed on the pages below:
NS214: Ethics and Responsible Conduct of Research
Coordinator: Laura Goodwin
Wednesdays at Parnassus room TBD
Thursdays at Mission Bay, room TBD
Each week, the same session is taught at both Parnassus and Mission Bay. See the syllabus for exceptions!
2nd Year Students Must Attend